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FBI Cyber Internship Program

DEADLINE: January 14, 2013

Program Overview
The FBI's Cyber Internship Program offers undergraduate (Junior or Senior), graduate or post-doctorate students an opportunity to assist in preventing and investigating the most sophisticated computer threats around the globe. Cyber interns will have the opportunity to assist experts in the collecting and analyzing of information pertinent to computer intrusion investigations, assisting in the computer forensic laboratory, incident handling, and assisting with software assurance.

The FBI's Cyber Internship Program allows students to work at select FBI Field Office locations and at Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Participants will spend at least 10 weeks working side-by-side with FBI professional staff employees and FBI special agents. After completing the summer internship, opportunities are also available throughout the school year at selected offices. The dates for the internship program are June 3, 2013-August 9, 2013.

Pay & Work Schedule

  • Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level
  • Students will receive annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays
  • Students must be willing to participate for a term of at least 10 weeks or longer, 40 hours per week
  • All travel costs will be sole responsibility of the student


  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be enrolled and attending a, college, or university, full-time, that is accredited by one of the regional or national institutional associations recognized by the United States Secretary Education
  • Must be an Undergraduate (Junior or Senior), Graduate, or Post-Doctorate Student at the time of hire.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) for a college student of 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 GPA scale, and be in good academic standing.
  • Must meet FBI employment suitability standards, including policies regarding current and prior usage of illegal drugs, and must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph test, drug test, and personnel security interview (PSI) to obtain a Top-Secret clearance.
  • Must submit all requested documentation by the appropriate deadlines

Educational Disciplines
The FBI Cyber Internship Program will consider candidates who are pursuing a degree in one or more of the following areas:

Applied & Computational Mathematics, Computer & Digital Investigations, Computer & Information Security, Computer Forensics and/or Digital Investigations, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology Education, Computer Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Database Development, Digital Investigations Management, Electrical Engineering, Enterprise Computing, Information Assurance and Security, Information Science, Information Management, Information Security, Information Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Network and Telecommunications Management, Networking, Programming, Software Engineering, Web Development.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, you are required to submit the information listed below on-line at USAJOB before midnight Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Your resume
  • Your current unofficial academic transcript (Transcripts or unofficial transcripts should be submitted from the student's last completed semester of school which indicates the cumulative GPA prior to the application date. An official transcript will be due prior to the start of the internship.)
  • FD-956 - School Certification Form
  • Program Term Acknowledgement Form
  • Written recommendation from appropriate dean or department head

Selection Process
The FBI's Cyber Internship Program is highly competitive. As part of the selection process, FBI representatives from each field office will arrange interviews with the most competitive candidates. Each field office will then nominate a designated number of candidates to the Headquarters Internship Team. Selections are based on academic achievement, area of study, life/work experiences, and the needs of the FBI. Students must be classified by their educational institution with the appropriate classification to be hired for this program.

Final decisions will be made by February. Selected candidates will receive a conditional job offer soon thereafter. The initial offer is conditional because candidates selected must undergo and pass an extensive FBI Background Investigation and receive an FBI Top Secret clearance to be eligible to participate in the program.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit  for more FBI Cyber Internship Program information, future updates and a link to the online application.

Contact Person: Special Agent Niall Donohue (